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(From Business Day (South Africa))
Byline: Katy Chance
The banana's trajectory peeled by a great mind FOOD: A HISTORY.
Pan MacMillan Books FELIPE Fernandez-Armesto is the author of such high-brow books as Civilizations, Millennium: A History of the Last Thousand Years, Religion, The Spanish Armada and Truth: A History. He has been a fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study and a member of the Faculty of Modern History at Oxford University since the 1980s. He has one of the greatest minds of our time and, for my money, more than holds his own with Noam Chomsky. What sets him apart from many who write …